Mentholatum Australasia Pty Ltd is recalling two batches of Natural Instinct Kids SPF50+ Clean Sunscreen 200mL topical cream and 50mL rollerball products after receiving reports that the sunscreen fluid is splitting into layers.
When this happens, the medicinal ingredients that prevent sunburn are not properly mixed, so when it is applied, it may not offer the same protection.
What is the problem?
When you apply sunscreen, the ingredients inside the medicine help to protect your skin from damage caused by Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Sun Protection Factor (SPF) lets you know how well the sunscreen will protect you from the sun. Since UV rays can cause skin cancer, the protection offered by sunscreen is very important.
The liquid in the affected batches of Natural Instinct Kids SPF50+ Clean Sunscreen is splitting into layers, meaning the ingredients are no longer properly mixed. When this happens, the SPF of the medicine changes and may not offer any protection at all.
What should I do?
If you have purchased Natural Instinct Kids SPF50+ Clean Sunscreen and it is labelled with either of the batch numbers above, do not use it. Return the product to the place of purchase or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange the return or with any further questions you may have.
The TGA cannot give advice about an individual's medical condition. You are strongly encouraged to talk with a health professional if you are concerned about a possible adverse event associated with a medicine or vaccine.
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